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09. Art & Architecture Building

09. Art & Architecture Building

I spent three years of my life in this building. It is Yale's Art & Architecture Building, designed by Paul Rudolph. It was fabulous in every sense of the word when it was built in the sixties. It had shag carpets, supergraphics and floor to ceiling views of the city. Students were allowed to smoke at their desks. It was pretty swingin.' By the late nineties, however, it was a warren of ugly partition walls and industrial carpet. That has all since been changed in a long-needed renovation.